Shiv Nadar University to come up in Greater Noida

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The technology tycoon Shiv Nadar has announced that his foundation ‘Shiv Nadar Foundation’ will establish a university in Greater Noida to offer undergraduate, postgraduate and professional degrees across a number of disciplines. The Uttar Pradesh government has enacted the necessary legislation for the establishment of the Shiv Nadar University in the state, a statement said.

“The progressive outlook of Uttar Pradesh has enabled us to set up a University with a multidisciplinary and research led character to address many of these issues,” HCL Technologies and Shiv Nadar Foundation Chairman Shiv Nadar said.

“Apart from the students, it will also contribute to the development of the state by enhancing its position as an education hub,” said TSR Subramanian a trustee of the foundation.

Nikhil Sinha has been appointed as the founding Vice-Chancellor of the University which will commence operations from this academic year. The University will start its academic programmes with the launch of the School of Engineering whereas other schools such as schools of business, humanities, natural sciences and social sciences will be started in coming years.

The University’s most significant differentiator will be the strong emphasis on interdisciplinary research that will cut across all schools, the statement said.

The University is located on a 286 acre campus in Greater Noida and Phase-I of the campus development plan would accommodate 4,000 students. When fully completed, the campus will accommodate 8,000 students, the statement added.

The Foundation has been established by HCL founder Shiv Nadar. It focusses on philanthropic activities in the field of education and had set up the SSN Institutions in 1996. Presently, it runs the VidyaGyan schools and is also setting up Shiv Nadar Schools across India.

[Source: Indian Express]